It was one thing when tea party secretary of state candidate Bill Johnson starting opining on the national conspiracy by George Soros and ACORN (which doesn’t exist anymore) to gather an army of so-called homeless people and swing Kentucky’s election toward Barack Obama in 2012. This behavior is expected.
But now state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-17, is getting in on the act, as he actually held a joint committee hearing in Frankfort yesterday on the “issue.” He invited Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown, who first “exposed” these homeless shenanigans, to testify before the interim task force of 22 senators and representatives. Via cn|2, here he is explaining how “elections could be influenced by outside people”:
What Brown doesn’t mention here is that this policy (allowing homeless people to register to vote in the precinct of their county clerk if they do not provide an exact address or place) has been in place in Kentucky since the 1980s, spanning both Democratic and Republican administrations, and there has never been a single instance of voter fraud related to it.
Secretary of State Elaine Walker also testified, showing how if this is some nefarious plot by outside forces to elect Barack Obama in Kentucky, it’s not going to work so well. She shared that in Jefferson County, easily Kentucky’s most populous county, only 93 homeless people were registered to vote in 2010. How many of them voted? Two.
FYI, Barack Obama lost Kentucky by just shy of 300,000 votes in 2008.
“ACORN” is going to have to step up their game…